Francs are no longer accepted within the country, with Euros (EUR) now being the official currency. Euros are available in a number of denominations in both note and coin format and will be used during currency transfer to France.
Euro Currency Denominations
Note Currency 5.00 Euro's - 10.00 Euro's - 20.00 Euro's - 50.00 Euro's - 100.00 Euro's - 200 Euro's and 500 Euro's
1 Euro Cent - 2 Euro Cents -1.00 Euro Coin - 2.00 Euro Coin - 5 Euro Cents - 10 Euro Cents - 20 Euro Cents and
50 Euro Cents
Banks - Typically banks will be open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 0900-1200 and 1400-1630
French banks will handle a number of different types of money transfer and are therefore relatively easy to work with. This will vary between regions and some banks in the capital (Paris) may be open for longer periods. During bank holidays the banks will not reopen after 1200hrs, but will remain closed some may even be closed the following day but this is not a common occurrence.
Banks are not the only place to exchange currency in France, and some hotels will be able to provide the service as well. Visitors should therefore look at the Crédit Mutuel or Crédit Agricole.
French banks will typically support a number of major forms of money transfer, including those by credit card. American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are all common examples of credit cards which are accepted in this area, with Euro cheque cards also being accepted. Travellers cheques, however, will not be accepted. This follows a 2002 decision by the Banque de France which saw them stop dealing in foreign currency. This will therefore not be a viable option for money transfer to France.
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